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A telephone message left for Sagers on Monday wasn’t returned.

Sean Covey said his father was at a family gathering in Montana when his health began to deteriorate and he was rushed to the closest hospital.

“Our family, all nine kids and our spouses and my mom, were able to gather together again to be with him for the last few hours of his life, which is what he always wanted,” Sean Covey said in an email to The Tribune.

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Rindels reported from Las Vegas. Associated Press writer Hillel Italie contributed to this report from New York.